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Chronopolis last won the day on May 21 2016

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  1. Anime VS VN: Do VN make you smarter?

    I think VN's have more detail and exposition, which does make you a little bit smarter. I agree with what soraa said. You'll see and experience new things, but you're not doing analysis probably so it's not a direct brain exercise. Maybe reading various types of prose will make your mind flexible unlike mind-numbing TV. But performance in other areas depends on skill and experience which aren't going to transfer at all from VN's.
  2. Enjoyed reading the scene you wrote. Nice dialogue for the child characters. Good luck on your vn project! I have some stories planned but when it comes to actually writing it I can never even finish a full scene xD
  3. Do you read VNs on the go or at home?

    At home. Reading VN's on transit makes for a pretty sub-par experience imo. Unless the train you are on is very quiet and you have a long commute. Novels or podcasts are much better.
  4. Looking to learn

    Heyy, welcome to fuwanovel. It's nice that you're curious~ So like anime/manga really had an influence on your life? It's become such a part of life that it's hard for me to imagine what things would be without Japanese media.
  5. Visual Novel Alignment Chart

    @Plk_Lesiak good point on kinetic novels. I would be radical-neutral. My opinion is simply that in a visual novel, most of how you progress needs to be through advancing text, with or without choices.
  6. Visual Novel Alignment Chart

    Those weren't the metrics I was expecting, but damn, that was a work of art.
  7. Favorite opening movie in a VN

    Suisou Ginka no Istoria is probably my favourite. It sort of carries the spirit of the previous work Kami no Ue no Mahoutsukai, which didn't have a proper OP, just this neat PV.
  8. Which VNs would you casually recommend by age?

    I can't think of anything off the top of my head, but I think the people who have posted have done a good job answering: "What novel would you recommend to people who fit their demographic."
  9. The State of VNs

    I think enjoyment and fascination is a state of the mind. While it's rare that you're going to come across exactly the vn you felt like reading, if you try reading a bunch of stories, you might get into a few of them, and that will be just as good. The more stuff you enjoy, the more comparisons you can draw, which might help you enjoy other works.
  10. The State of VNs

    Vn's and lns are different then western media, but after reading a bunch I still don't yet see how Kishotenketsu describes them. I do think that any description/depiction of a world, character and events can constitute a story, even without plot or conflict. Western shows usually can't pull their characters away from western culture, or western media tropes. LN's/VN's have their own tropes, but I actually like some of them.
  11. For comedy or faster-paced VN's, it's great to have voice acting. It gives the thing more life. Also in important scenes the voice acting can provide a voice that you couldn't have imagined from the text. Voice acting's never going to be able to save a bad story though. For English works I almost always prefer no voice acting. It seems fake and not seamless like JP voice acting, iuuno.
  12. The Sad Fact about Replaying VNs

    Around four years is about how long after I find I'm able to comfortably replay VN's. After that long, even the trite portions I probably will experience in a different way to how I remembered. Besides replaying for interesting scenes and details, one could also replay to enjoy the atmosphere of the VN. That'd be something I'd replay a charage for. There's also catharsis like Clephas mentioned. Charage's lose a lot on the replay because you can never have that feeling of warm anticipation wondering what will happen next. Unconventional stories might actually gain on the replay, because you aren't disappointed when the story ended up going in different direction. Any story with lots to analyze would be a natural replay target... though those kinds of stories are more common in books than VN's. At it is I'm barely able to finish all the routes of a VN on the first play (unless required for the true end) . And so, whatever I'm replaying for, I only go through a couple sections, which is far short of the full VN.
  13. Things that Happen

    I think that, writing for the reviews team, or any blog, is like a hobby project. It's something you spend effort on and share with the community because its what you love. If life (even if life, being another VN) is messing with you and you couldn't handle doing what you originally had planned, we understand. We all have lives that can get out of control; we can even just get lost in all the things we want to do. I haven't read many fuwa-reviews (partly due to their being too many titles to keep up with), but I do remember really liking your posts on vn writing from way back. Hope your project goes well, and look forward to seeing you back (speaking as fuwa resident lurk-master).
  14. Sol Press announces 'Newton and the Apple Tree'

    Took a brief look. Most of it is translated good, but there are a few mistakes in the difficult parts. But I don't think it would hurt anyone's enjoyment of the game. I'm glad they listened to feedback and improved the translation quality.